Yvonne Garcia, Board of Directors Chair
SVP, Global Head of Client Solutions Group and PMO, State Street Corporation
Yvonne is a Senior Vice President and Global Head of Client Solutions and PMO of the Investment Manager Services group for State Street Corporation. In that role, Yvonne has global responsibility for developing new client relationships, deploying cutting-edge technology and operational processes, and delivering complex consulting engagements for existing and potential State Street clients. Yvonne delivers presentations, seminars, and workshops across the globe in support of State Street business.
Prior to State Street, Yvonne served as Director in Marketing and Distribution Strategy for Liberty Mutual’ s Agency Corporation where she led the development and deployment of complex integrated marketing strategies, including the development and implementation of their Hispanic Marketing initiative. Yvonne also served as Vice President for Bank of America’s China Construction Bank Strategic Assistance. In that role, Yvonne and her team created and implemented over 80 Wealth Management Centers throughout China. Yvonne is a fully certified Six Sigma Black Belt, and applies that discipline, rigor, and process to every project on which she deploys.
As an active member of local and national communities, Yvonne serves as the Chairwoman for the largest Latino Professional Organization in the country, ALPFA. She is also the co-founding Chair of Milagros para Niños, a board at Children’s Hospital in Boston, which has raised more than $4 million in funds for Hispanic children who can’t afford medical care. Yvonne also actively served on former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick’s Latino-American Advisory Commission Board. Yvonne was a recipient of Boston Business Journal’s 40-under-40 Award for 2008 and was selected as a Top 25 Women for Hispanic Business Magazine for 2009. Yvonne was also selected as the Top 5 Latina Executive in the Country by Latina Style Magazine for 2012 and Top 100-under-50 Executive Leader for Diversity MBA for 2013. Most recently, Yvonne was appointed to the Executive Board for Boston 2024 Olympics. In addition, Yvonne has run 6 marathons in the past 5 years and will be running the Marine Corps marathon in October of this year.
Yvonne holds an MBA from Boston University in Finance and Marketing and a BA from SUNY Albany. She is also a graduate of the ARMY R.O.T.C. program at Siena College in Loudonville, NY and holds a Certificate in Economics and Culture from La Sorbonne in Paris, France.